The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 128 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.21% - 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% - 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £374 £290
% change year-on-year
-23.79% +28.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -
Applications Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2627 2757 2059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.32% 92.05% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1488 1539 1067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 227 246
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -22.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.54 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Applications Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Specialist across the East of England region.

Applications Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Applications Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Specialist across the East of England region.

Applications Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Applications Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £448 - 1
Essex - 1 £425 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Applications Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Legal
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (16.67%) SCOM
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Logistics
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Applications Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) SAP